Steve Hoffman Music Forums/ records with tight spindle hole. Comment:

The problem here is usually there’s no chamfer to the spindle hole. (A slight angle around the rim of each end of the hole) Instead of using a steel screwdriver, try a plain old plastic body click-top ball point pen, insert it, and rotate it a few times at a very shallow angle. That way you’re not cutting up the hole, you’re just swaging a slight chamfer.


a transitional edge between two faces of an object. A form of bevel, it is created at 45° angle to two adjoining right-angled faces


A tool, used by blacksmiths and other metalworkers, for cold shaping of a metal item.

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